Whether it’s a particularly smooth zinfandel or a delightfully bubbly sparkling wine, each California winegrowing region imparts subtle nuances to the wines and grapes grown within its borders. Each region has a diverse and distinctive mix of wine styles, grape varieties, wine-grape growers, vintners, wineries and events.

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Interested in learning more about the wines produced in a particular winegrowing area? Explore the regions, links and resources to the right and get to know more about California’s vineyards.


South Coast

The climate of the South Coast wine region has long been recognized as ideal for growing wine grapes. In fact, some of the earliest known grapevines in America were planted here. Morning mists, sunny days, cool summer nights and ocean breezes produce wines that have fresh fruit characteristics and authentic flavor.  From the small town of Julian to the metropolis of Los Angeles, the South Coast wine region is home to a diverse population of people and wine alike. With both a rich history and new beginnings in the wine industry, this region’s wines embody the character of the people and the history behind them.

South Coast Links _ Resources

South Coast Fact Sheet

Ramona Valley Wineries:

San Diego County Vintners Association:

Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association:

Ventura County Wine Trail:


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